Essential Oils Series: Calming, Soothing Blends

Disclaimer: I'm not a doctor. In fact, I have no medical experience whatsoever. That's why you shouldn't take any of my words on essential oils as medical advice. I'm simply sharing my experiences with essential oils and how we use them for our own health and in our home. Please use good judgement and seek medical advice from a professional for any ailment.

I have had really only two bouts of anxiety in my life. The first was about 5 years ago after my brother was paralyzed in a motocross accident. The second I am living right now, which is due to a traumatic miscarriage I had in the ER at the end of May. The residual effects of the trauma caused me to experience general anxiety on a fairly regular basis.

Over the last 4 or 5 months, my anxiety (see how I'm owning that?) has gotten much, much better. I saw a counselor who gave me some great strategies for talking myself out of a panic, and I use essential oils for calming and balancing my emotions throughout the day, in relation to general stress and nervous tension.

Let me run through a typical day of oils that I use specifically for calming myself down:


  1. Put a few drops of Peppermint in the back of the bathtub before showering. The steam from the shower diffuses the oil and perks me right up. 
  2. One drop of Frankincense on a few signs of aging on my face. 
  3. A drop of Believe or Valor on my wrists and over my chest before I head out the door. 

Throughout the Day: 

  1. I keep a roller of Tranquility in my car and occasionally roll it on mid-day between meetings with teachers (I know this is a terrible place to store oils due to the temperature changes). 
  2. I keep a roller of Stress Away in my teacher bag. I roll this on when I am feeling really tense and can't get away for a walk, or am stuck at a computer. I also find Stress Away is really helpful for allowing me to focus during long professional development meetings. 
  3. After coming home from work, I often have a tension headache from staring at a computer or being continually tense. I use about 2 drops of Peppermint or Rosemary on my fingertips and rub them up the back of my head on my scalp. I love the cool, tingly feeling and it helps me relax and ease out of that tension. 
  4. If I am feeling sluggish after work (which is most days…), I will diffuse a citrus blend of my choosing. My favorites to mix-and-match are: Beramot, Tangerine, Orange, Grapefruit, and Lemon. Fortunately, all of these oils are very inexpensive. 

Evening and Bedtime: 

  1. I will diffuse a "relax" blend of lime, ylang ylang, orange, and a few others while we are winding down after dinner. (Post to come soon!)
  2. I set our diffuser to the 30-second interval setting and diffuse either Lavender, Peace and Calming, or my homemade relaxation blend (again, post coming soon!). 

Ready to get oily? 
Well, first I'd recommend learning more about the Young Living Wholesale Membership. If you're going to invest in some oils, you might as well get them at the wholesale price (24% off retail!). To set up your wholesale account, all you need to do is:

1. Go here to enter in your informationEnter this Sponsor/Enroller ID number1880846
2. Choose a starter kit. (When I started, I bought the Premium Starter Kit and am SO happy I did!)
3. Optional: Sign up for Essential Rewards, which is a monthly auto-ship program. This is totally optional, and you can choose to sign up for the monthly auto-ship later, if you want.
4. Once you enter your payment for your starter kit, you're set! Just sit back and relax until your kit is delivered.

If a wholesale account isn't for you, and you just want to order a few oils to get started, just go here to set up your retail account, then feel free to browse the products. Just be sure to enter in this ID number when you set up your retail account: 1880846

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  1. I am sorry to hear of your miscarriage and how traumatic it was for you. I drop by your blog a couple times a week and enjoy it very much. I am just beginning to dabble in essential oils so I look forward to your coming posts.

    take care,

  2. Kelli, it saddens me to hear you suffered a miscarriage. I found your blog about a year ago, and I just love it. It's good to hear the essential oils are helping your with your anxiety. Thinking of you.

    Kim (WI)

    1. Hi Kim - thanks for your kind words. Glad to hear another Midwesterner is keeping up with us!


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